British Wildlife 21.3 February 2010

The state of upland hay meadows in the North Pennines

This article summarises the results of three years of intensive survey work and study of upland hay meadows in the North Pennines. The most striking findings are that these meadows are now in worse shape than previously thought, the best meadows are more variable in character than we thought, and there are many aspects of the ecology of the habitat that we still have barely begun to understand. 

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